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Tweet Thursday 14th May 2020

Resumption of orienteering: Phase 1 in England and the Isle of Man

The updated government guidance published on 11 May 2020 permits the resumption of outdoor sports in England where you take part alone, within a household group, or with one person from outside your household from whom you must stay two metres apart at all times. This will allow us to resume a limited set of orienteering activities.

There is no change to the current position in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and so orienteering activities in these parts of the UK must remain suspended for now.

In England and the Isle of Man, we will move to Phase 1 of the resumption of orienteering with effect from 14 May 2020. This will mean that clubs and individuals can:

  • Promote the use of Permanent Orienteering Courses (POCs)
  • Make maps with pre-marked courses available
  • Promote the use of MapRun and virtual orienteering courses (VOCs)
  • Carry out mapping and planning for future events
  • Carry out coaching on a one-to-one basis, as long as social distancing is maintained

The full guidance can be downloaded here